Holy Week clip artWhat is your experience of praying the Stations of the Cross? As a child the Stations weren’t very meaningful for me. It’s only as I’ve grown, and witnessed suffering first hand, and been moved by people whose suffering I witness in the news media every day, that I began to see how Jesus continues to suffer and how urgent it is to keep this before my eyes and heart long after the 40 days of Lent ends.

The Stations of the Cross is one of those devotions that can be prayed together as a group or individually. Tomorrow Catholics around the world will gather in churches and city streets to walk the Way of the Cross. Here are two online resources for praying the Stations beyond Lent—Jesuit Refugee Services and Via Dolorosa: Stations for Your Way of Sorrow written by a young woman struggling with her health.

We wish all of our Backlit readers a blessed and joy-filled Easter!